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Is anyone having problems with the Dell Inspiron 700m WiFi?

by eecoff / August 14, 2006 1:11 PM PDT

Hi all,

I have a Dell Inspiron 700m which works great. Recently the WiFi intermitently disconnects. It initially happens about two minutes after I have am connected. It reconnects almost immediately, but the WiFi led turns off.

I know that this isn't a big deal, but would like to know if there's some sort of software update, patch, bios upgrade or similar that would prevent this from happening every time I use the wifi (even when at home sitting right next to my router).

Any suggestions I would appreciate.


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Yes. But I've cured it dozens of times by...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2006 2:03 PM PDT

Updating the router firmware. Go figure.


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thanks Bob...
by eecoff / August 15, 2006 1:27 AM PDT

I wouldn't ever have though of that Grin

I reviewed my firmare and it's updated to the latest version (I was having some problems with my router some months back USR8054)

I disconnected the router and it seemed to have fixed the problem, but now it happened again... a little naive

When the light went off, the connection speed was at 1 Mbps but in my Desktop it was 100 (wired). I've been checking it and it's been really slow, until now (10min later) that it went up to 24 and 36.

Now I am completely lost here, I will try to look at the tech support site of USR.

Do you think that I should re-install the firmware?

Thanks for your help, if you have any other suggestions, I will appreciate them.


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think it's solved
by eecoff / August 15, 2006 4:56 AM PDT
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